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February 4, 2014

London bus drivers to stop taking cash fares

Ninety-nine percent of riders use Oyster fare cards, pre-paid tickets, contactless payment cards or concession tickets instead of currency. Cash payments cost £24 million a year and removing the option would create “significant” savings, transportation officials say.


April 3, 2013

Alstom consortium awarded London Crossrail contract

The joint venture will fit out the approximately 13 miles of twin tunnels that will stretch under London with the track and power equipment necessary for Crossrail trains to operate from 2018.


July 31, 2012

Olympic VIP lanes unused, many turn to public transit

Despite congestion fears for the first full weekday of the Games, many Londoners found underground trains and main stations were quieter than usual – not least because transit planners issued dire warnings of possible long lines.


July 25, 2012

London subway, trains face major Olympic test

Officials expecting up to three million more journeys a day. Britain spent over $10 billion upgrading the transit system, which includes some parts of the underground system dating back to the 1860s.


July 23, 2012

Union workers vow to strike during Olympic Games

Workers from passport inspectors to train drivers would strike or cut their hours over issues ranging from pension-plan contributions to bonuses for extra work during the Games.


May 17, 2012

London cable car system may not be ready for Olympics

The 1,000-yard gondola lift line crosses the River Thames in east London and is planned to be both a commuter route and a tourist attraction.


March 15, 2011

Azure Dynamics opens London headquarters

Office will support its sales and marketing efforts for the new all-electric Ford Transit Connect, which is scheduled for European production in June, 2011.


December 17, 2010

London launches U.K.'s first hydrogen tour bus

The bus has been called a “stepping stone” to rolling out the clean technology across the country. The first bus is running on a tourist route.


September 7, 2010

London rail workers call 24-hour strike

The London Chamber of Commerce estimates each day the underground is shut will cost the capital's economy $73.7 million.


April 3, 2009

DART named best system in Americas

DART was selected for the "Best Metro Americas" award over transit properties in New York City, Chicago and Washington, D.C.


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